Vanessa Garde | Berklee Valencia Campus

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Vanessa Garde

Assistant Professor

"In my classes I teach the technology that is most commonly used in the industry today. Technology is really just a a medium to make the creative process easier. Technology helps facilitate creativity, but the inspiration for creativity is highly influenced by you and by your environment. As a Berklee undergraduate, I was really influenced by the creativity on the Boston campus, and I get the same feeling on the Valencia campus now as a faculty member."

"So, technology is not the most important thing. The most important is that students have the tools to become active thinkers, and that in the end, they become their own teachers and construct their own learning experience. My goal in the classroom is to help plant seeds of curiosity so that students have the passion and drive to continue the lifelong journey of learning."

Career Highlights

  • Worked on editing, overdubbing, and conducting for the Plácido Domingo album Songs.
  • Worked on films such as Exodus (Ridley Scott), Tarde para la Ira (Raúl Arévalo), Misconduct (staring Anthony Hopkins, Josh Dudamel, and Al Pacino), Everyone Has a Plan (staring Viggo Mortersen), The Cold Light of Day (Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver), Fin (Maribel Verdú), The Raven (John Cusack), Transit (Jim Caviezel), and La Vida Inesperada (Javier Cámara).
  • Worked as a composer assistant/programmer for Alberto Iglesias, David Newman, Roque Baños, Lucio Godoy, Joey Newman, Federico Jusid, K.C. Porter, Remote Control (Hans Zimmer), Jeff Russo, and MuMo Productions, among others.
  • Worked as a freelance orchestrator/arranger/composer for film, television, and commercials, including work for Campofrio, recognized as the most efficient television commercial of 2012.
  • Received the Quincy Jones Award and Doug Timm Award at Berklee College of Music and was a finalist in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Composer’s Lab Workshop.
  • Worked as technology manager at the Berklee College of Music’s campus in Valencia, Spain.
  • Worked with 12-time Grammy Award-winning music producer/engineer Rafa Sardina.
  • Coproduced, arranged, and performed piano for the album I Wish You Love by actress Rachel Luttrell (Stargate Atlantis).
  • Worked on the national Spanish television Antena 3 series Galerías Velvet, Grand Hotel, and My Little Pony, among other television shows.
  • Presented, wrote, or reported for Hispasonic.com, Audiopeludo.com, AES Valencia Edition, SAE Madrid, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid and Conservatorio de Música de Pamplona.
  • B.M., Berklee College of Music